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New research identifies sustainable infrastructure choices for Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge Arc

Aerial view of United Kingdom

The Oxford University-led Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC) has developed globally unique methods for simulating future population, housing growth and demand for infrastructure services. The methods explore how the necessary infrastructure can be provided affordably, securely and sustainably. In a significant report published today, the ITRC, led by the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute, has deployed these methods to reveal a series of insights to inform the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge Arc – one of the UK’s largest …

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Fischer is now partner of the battery pack system CAS

fischer joins CAS

The mounting specialist fischer further expands its competence in the area of power tools. The new fischer cordless impact drivers FSS 18V make the safe mounting of the fischer concrete screws ULTRACUT FBS II faster and easier. With these powerful devices, fischer also becomes the currently 13th member of the Cordless Alliance Systems (CAS). This makes the new impact drivers …

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Makita’s Vision of Cordless Future with Expanded LXT and XGT

Makita XGT

Makita’s new 40V Max system will stand side-by-side with the industry-leading LXT System. Since the launch of 18V ‘LXT’ in October 2005, Makita has led the way in cordless tool innovation and technology. The Makita Corporation’s objectives for constant improvement in designing innovative products for the construction and garden machinery sectors, will soon see the launch of a new generation …

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Snickers Workwear New ALLroundWork Jackets and Gilets

Snickers Winter Jackets and Gilets

NEW Winter Jackets and Gilets – insulated and water-resistant These new ALLroundWork Jackets and Gilets are just what the name suggests – delivering great all-round performance on-site with a Ripstop water-resistant outer fabric and a coated inner fabric for extra durability. They’re wind-resistant too and all have the features and functionality that you’d expect in Snickers Workwear clothing. Designed for …

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Construction Industry Shows Support for New Common Assessment Standard

Female worker on rooftop.

The construction industry is getting behind a new scheme designed to simplify and strengthen the construction prequalification process.   According to CHAS, who was the first recognised assessment body to certify companies against the new Common Assessment Standard, over 30 of the construction industry’s biggest names have announced their support for the scheme since it was launched in May 2019. …

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Snickers Workwear’s NEW Hoodies and Sweatshirts

Snickers Hoodie Sweats

The new range of Hoodies and Sweatshirts for craftsmen and women are probably the most comfortable we’ve ever designed. The ‘Full Zip’ or ‘Overhead’ Sweatshirt and Hoodie choices are ideally combined with Snickers’ First and Second Layer Undergarments and can comfortably be worn under a jacket on chilly days. Street-smart and great for on-site or leisure activities there’s a range …

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Bushboard Evolve Chosen for Solar Powered Narrowboat

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When Tim Knox, founder of Mothership Marine, wanted a stunning kitchen for his company’s remarkable solar-powered narrowboat, he chose Evolve Caldiera for the worksurfaces. The Mothership Electric Narrowboat concept is the first of its kind.  She is a purpose-built solar-powered boat with an electric motor supported by a backup generator.  The idea born of many uncomfortable water-based outings like sailing …

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Hultafors Group Acquires Custom LeatherCraft – the USA’s Leading ‘Work Gear’ Innovator

Custom LeatherCraft

The Hultafors Group which owns Snickers Workwear has acquired CLC. The leading brand in the USA since 1983, CLC is North America’s premier designer, developer and marketer of ‘work gear’ for professional tradesmen and women. It’s a product range that includes softside tool carriers, nail bags, tool pouches plus personal protective equipment. Custom LeatherCraft, or CLC as the brand is …

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Hellberg Safety – SECURE Active – Active Listening Headsets

Hellberg Safety – SECURE Active

Hellberg Safety specialist PPE products include highly advanced hearing protection products, face protection and communication solutions for personal wellbeing on site. The SECURE ACTIVE headsets enable workers to communicate safely with colleagues, hear signals and other important information while protected from hazardous noise. The built-in, level-dependent microphones provide perfect directional hearing with an electronic protection system that limits all sounds …

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Chat with plumber Ty Harnett about Alfie

Roger has a chat with entrepreneur Ty Harnett about Alfie, his new invention which he hopes will change the plumbing landscape. https://www.coolag.co.uk INFO FROM COOLAG IN THEIR OWN WORDS A faster, more robust and watertight connection for securing fixed showerheads, shower hose wall fittings, wall mounted taps and bar shower valves, wc’s and hand basins. Eliminate leaks within walls and …

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